Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
Boston University’s Retirement Management program has been accepted by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards as a Board-Registered Continuing Education Sponsor, in conferring 12.5 credit hours.
CFP® professionals must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education every two years, including a two-hour course on the Certified Financial Planning Board’s ethical standards. BU’s online program is offered three times a year: fall, spring, and summer. The fall 2012 semester begins on September 4.
The first to be approved by the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), the online program increases professionals’ knowledge of how to manage clients’ retirement savings. The five-week online course of study introduces valuable topics such as the nuances of Medicare, social security, and pensions, and the changing healthcare market. Successful completion of this program prepares the student to sit for the RMASM examination.
“We are pleased to have a body such as the CFP Board of Standards acknowledge the relevance of our program to the continuing education needs of Certified Financial Planners,” said Ruth Ann Murray, assistant dean for business development and director, Center for Professional Education, at Boston University’s Metropolitan College.
This recognition from the financial planning industry follows recent approval of the same program by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance to provide 23 credit hours of continuing education for licensed producers/brokers in the Commonwealth.
For more information on Retirement Management and other programs offered at Boston University’s Center for Professional Education, call 1-866-633-9370 or visit bu.edu/professional.
As part of Boston University’s Metropolitan College, the Center for Professional Education offers comprehensive classroom and online training to meet the professional education and certification requirements of industries such as commercial real estate, financial services, and law. One of Boston University’s 16 schools and colleges, Metropolitan College offers over 60 part-time undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, providing a flexible learning environment that supports the academic, professional, and intellectual needs of working adults. Along with convenient evening classes, Metropolitan College also offers a variety of high-quality online and blended-format programs. For more information, visit bu.edu/met.
About the Retirement Income Industry Association (http://www.riia-usa.org)
Founded in 2006 by leading financial companies, advisors, associations, and academics, the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) provides a rigorous research-driven, household-focused foundation for developing retirement solutions. A non-profit organization, RIIA focuses on helping members to recognize signs of change and disruption, while achieving competitive advantage through diverse discussions, advanced education, market insight, research, comprehensive data, and standards for successful retirement income management. RIIA members span the entire industry.